This perfect, quirky summer page-turner follows Andrew, who’s trying to hide the lie of his life — that he has 2.4 children and a perfect wife. As he spirals out of control pretending to be something he’s not and is overcome with loneliness, your heart will break. A life-affirming debut.
The Book of Science and Antiquities
"It would be a crime to give away anything more, but the end of this beautiful novel made me cry. Jones writes with intelligence and a lively wit, but there’s more — a warmth that forces you to care about these people as if you had met them...."
— The Times
3 out of 5
Andrew started his new job, he told his work colleagues about the wife and 2.4 children he had at home - except he lied, and now, he's about to be caught out. But maybe this is what he needs to learn how to really live and be happy. Endearing and delightful.